No fewer than 24 suspected bandits have been killed by the air component of Operation Thunder Strike in Birinin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The local government is one of the hotbeds of banditry and kidnapping in the state where many people have been killed and hundreds of others displaced from their homes.
Confirming the development, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that the bandits were killed during an aerial mission carried out by the troops over Ungwan Nacibi in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.
Aruwan said aircraft conducted airstrike at the identified bandits’ location, which were successful adding that the strikes were well on target as several bandits were confirmed dead by the airstrike.
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KDSG Security Update: Thursday 8th April 2021.
Dozens of bandits neutralized in an aerial mission over Birnin Gwari LGA
More than two dozen bandits were reportedly neutralized on Wednesday in an aerial mission over Ungwan Nacibi in Birnin Gwari local government area. This was reported by the air component of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS).
According to the Operational Feedback, the aircraft conducted interdictions at the identified bandits’ location, which were successful. The strikes were well on target as several bandits were confirmed neutralized by the airstrike.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the feedback with thanks and commended the crew for a successful mission.
Monitoring of the area by security patrols will continue.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
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